LibriVox recording of The Holy Sonnets by John Donne. Read in English by Michael Armenta. The Holy Sonnets—also known as the Divine Meditations or Divine Sonnets—are a series of nineteen poems by the English poet John Donne (1572–1631). The sonnets were first published in 1633—two years after Donne's death. Summary from Wikipedia. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, death, love, mortality, penance, judgement, judgment
LibriVox recording of Short Poetry Collection 126 by Various. Read in English by LaMar Hawkins; Ben Lindsey-Clark; Drew Johnson; Winston Tharp; Rhys Harrison; Kasper Nijsen; Olivereading; Frances Brown; Sue AndersonThis is a collection of 20 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for November 2013. This collection includes the following:The Deserted House by Alfred, Lord TennysonThe Dong With A Luminous Nose by Edward LearDulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred OwenAn Epistle from Corinth by William... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, poetry collection, short poetry
LibriVox recording of A Study in Scarlet, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Bob Neufeld. A Study in Scarlet is a detective mystery novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, introducing his new character of Sherlock Holmes, who later became one of the most famous literary detective characters. He wrote the story in 1886, and it was published the next year. The book's title derives from a speech given by Holmes to his sidekick Doctor Watson on the nature of his work, in which he describes the... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobook, mystery, fiction, london, england Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of The Iliad of Homer, Rendered into English Blank Verse by Edward Smith-Stanley, Earl of Derby. Read in English by Michael Armenta"It must equally be considered a splendid performance; and for the present we have no hesitation in saying that it is by far the best representation of Homer's Iliad in the English language." - London Times, 1865"The merits of Lord Derby's translation may be summed up in one word, it is eminently attractive; it is instinct with... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Homer, poetry, Greece, mythology
LibriVox recording of David Copperfield - Condensed by the Author for his Dramatic Readings in America by Charles Dickens. Read in English by Michael Armenta "This short collection of 6 selected scenes from "David Copperfield" were abridged and performed by Dickens himself during his American Tour of 1867 and 1868."- Summary by Michael Armenta For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, dickens, abridged, david copperfield, condensed by the author, dramatic...
LibriVox recording of Three Hundred Aesop's Fables, translated by George Fyler Townsend. Read by Michael Armenta. Aesop's Fables or the Aesopica are a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. The Fables of Aesop have been mostly considered, down the Centuries, as children's stories. This collection of 312 Aesop's Fables, based on the 19th Century research and literal translation from the original Greek by... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, fables, short stories, ancient texts, morality, children Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Librivox recording of Ulysses, by James Joyce. Still considered one of the most radical works of fiction of the 20th Century, James Joyce's Ulysses ushered in the era of the modern novel. Loosely based on Homer's Odyssey, the narrative follows Leopold Bloom and a number of other characters through an ordinary day, twenty four hours, in Dublin, on June 16, 1904. The text is dense and difficult, but perfectly suited to an oral reading, filled with language tricks, puns and jokes, stream of... ( 10 reviews ) Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text